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Call for Authors–2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin For three years now, I·CONnect has partnered with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to publish an annual Global Review of Constitutional Law. The Global Review offers a detailed but relatively brief overview of constitutional developments

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Published on October 31, 2019
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On the Protests and Riots in Chile: Why Chile Should Modify its Presidential System

—Sergio Verdugo, Centro de Justicia Constitucional, Universidad de Desarrollo (Chile)[1] There are many ways to approach the demands behind the protests in Chile, and I do not aim to replace or disprove those perspectives. Instead, this essay shows that part of the problem relates to the existence of an unresponsive government and that the explanation

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Published on October 29, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Vicente F. Benítez R., JSD candidate at NYU School of Law and Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad de La Sabana In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and

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Published on October 28, 2019
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Special Discount–New Book–“Founding Moments in Constitutionalism”

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in a new book entitled Founding Moments in Constitutionalism (Hart 2019), edited by Menaka Guruswamy, Nishchal Basnyat, and me. To order this book at the

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Published on October 26, 2019
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The Party Fragmentation Paradox in Brazil: A Shield Against Authoritarianism?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Brazil features possibly the most fragmented party system in the world. At this current legislative term, there are 25 parties with representation in the Lower House, and 16 in the Senate. The level of fragmentation is so steep that the biggest

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Published on October 24, 2019
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Book Review: Paul Daly on Oran Doyle’s “The Constitution of Ireland: A Contextual Analysis”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Paul Daly reviews Oran Doyle’s book on The Constitution of Ireland: A Contextual Analysis (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2018) —Paul Daly, University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance, University of Ottawa Oran Doyle’s contribution to Hart’s Constitutional Systems of the World series should be read by anyone with an interest

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Published on October 23, 2019
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Now Available: The 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin, and David Landau, Florida State University I·CONnect is pleased to partner with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to bring you the third edition of the I·CONnect-Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law. The report may be downloaded here for free. This 2018 edition of the Global Review of

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Published on October 22, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa, Italy In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the public

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Published on October 21, 2019
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Changing the Constitution in the Guise of Preserving It

–Qinhao Zhu, University of Oxford In most professions creativity is good. But the value of judicial creativity is more suspect. There’s the suspicion that the creative judge is cheating. Hence, judges often portray their decisions as unoriginal. At one time in England it was said that the common law had existed since the creation of

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Published on October 18, 2019
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Announcement: New Book Series in Latin American and Caribbean Constitutionalisms

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin I am pleased to announce that Hart Publishing has commissioned the creation of a new series of books in the field of comparative constitutional studies. The new Hart Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Constitutionalisms will have

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Published on October 17, 2019
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